Melanie Schiff, born in Chicago, 1977, lives and works in Los Angeles. Schiff received her BFA from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts in 1999 and her MFA from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2002. She has shown recently at Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY (2016) and LAXART, Hollywood, CA (2015). In 2010, Schiff was an artist in residence at the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX, and in 2006, at The Arts Residency, Atlantic Center, New Smyrna Beach, FL and OxBow, Saugatuck, MI. Her work is held in the public collections of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; VERBUND Collection, Vienna, Austria; Miami MOCA, Miami, FL; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.